5 must haves for a stylish, practical coffee table

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When it comes to styling coffee tables, the goal is to try and maintain an effortlessly chic yet functional piece to compliment your home. Here are 5 tips that will help you put together the ultimate coffee table that touch on elements of colour, art and layering.

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Accessories/Sculptural Pieces

You know that little ornament you picked up at Maasai Market that you weren’t sure what to do with it? Or that miniature cat statue that you’ve been dying to get your hands on but were never sure where to fit it into your home? Well, now you know. Accessories are a great way to add personality to your coffee table!

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Coffee Table Books

What’s a coffee table without a coffee table book? Since these books can be rather pricey, opt for books with topics that you actually enjoy – be it art, fashion or architecture – and layer them using dimensions to guide you.

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Fresh Flowers

This could be a great and easy way to bring life and colour into your space. Pick buds that suit your mood and style to compliment your home.

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Candles

This is a great way to create a certain mood through lighting! Opt for relaxing scents for the day and swap them for unscented candles during dinners so as not to have competing scents.

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Tray

Find a tray to place the small, important pieces that you’re likely to need it or accessories that tickle your fancy. Be it matches to help you light your candles or costas to help protect your table, you’re going to need something that will hold all these items.

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Sharon Mundia

Sharon Mundia is the author of the award-winning, personal style blog, This Is Ess. As a fashion fanatic, beauty lover and home decor enthusiast, she will leave you wanting to revamp your closet, home and life in general.

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